NHSN Data Quality Alerts: Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The NHSN application was updated on July 8, 2021 to create new data quality alerts for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules within the long-term care (LTC), Dialysis, and Healthcare Personnel Safety (HPS) Components. These data quality alerts generate within the application for Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules data for residents in LTC facilities, healthcare personnel (HCP) in LTC facilities, HCP in non-LTC facilities (e.g., hospitals), and patients in outpatient dialysis facilities.

NHSN regularly reviews data reported through the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules to understand trends and to identify potential reporting errors. Data that were potentially entered in error are flagged by the NHSN application and an alert is automatically displayed on the application landing page. Alerts for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules are generated when vaccination rates for a reporting week are less than or equal to 10 percent. This guide provides instructions to help users locate data alerts and correct or confirm flagged data.

The July 2021 Data Alert is 3-pages in length guides the provider through the alert, correcting the issue and confirming data flagged for potential errors.

Please share this information with the staff in your facility that are responsible for reporting data to NHSN.